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  1. 10 points
    Here are some before & after pictures: Old caliper: New caliper: Old with wheel (wow, they look tiny inside a 19" wheel ): New with wheel: That's about it. Just a couple of things before I go..... Be advised that with these bigger brakes, you will need a minimum of 17" wheels to clear. So some Journey owners with smaller wheels will have to budget for new wheels as well as the bigger brakes. Parts list: Part Part number Qty Pads 68159579AC 1 Rotors 04779712AA 2 Caliper (L) 68144161AA 1 Caliper ® 68144160AA 1 Carrier (bracket) 68159578AA 2 Pin Kit (sliders) 68144165AA 2 Spring kit (pads) 68159523AB 1 Dust shield (L) 04779907AA 1 Dust shield ® 04779906AA 1 As mentioned before, to save some money, you may be able to find the pads & rotors aftermarket. The calipers, brackets, pins and backing plates are probably dealer only items, but can be found cheap on line at the following sites: www.factorymoparparts.com www.moparoverstock.com Tools required: 11mm wrench for the bleeder screw 13mm wrench or socket to remove caliper 15mm wrench to hold slider pin 21mm socket to remove bracket bolts vice grips or a clamp of some kind to crimp the brake hose.
  2. 8 points

    20" Jeep SRT Wheels Installed

    Searched high and low to get this figured out as I am sure many have. Here is what we installed on our DJ: Front 20x9 (+35mm offset) 255/45 20 Rear 20x10 (+50 offest with a 6mm spacer) 285/40 20 We had to use a 6MM spacer to get the clearance in the rear. It does not rub UNLESS you are getting a lot of articulation out of the suspension (pulling in sideways on a steep driveway - the angle of my driveway in the pic is not enough to do it). We found these wheels for sale in the local classifieds off a 2008 Jeep SRT 8.
  3. 7 points

    Rear hatch wont open

    There is a small 'emergency' access panel on the inside of the liftgate trim, at the bottom center below the light. Pry it open with a small flat screwdriver. Inside is what looks like a large plastic screwhead that can be turned with a phillips or large flathead screwdriver to open the hatch.
  4. 7 points

    Its the little things

    Hi All, Helped a friend load a coffee table into their Kia Sporatge on the weekend. Well tried to anyway but the middle seats don't fold flat so the coffee table legs hit the roof . So it got me thinking about all the little things I appreciate in my Dodge Journey Flat folding middle seats Under floor storage indicators that flash 3 times with just a flick Front head rest tilt forward at the bottom (so passanger can use a pillow on those 1000km trips ) I am sure there are heaps more that I havent mention, but it just goes to reminded me what a brilliant vehcile the Dodge Journey is Gary
  5. 7 points

    Steering Wheel Cover

    The last girl I dated complained about the steering wheel. She'd hit the back of her head on it whenever I would drive.
  6. 6 points

    Member Map

    Would be cool to see where everyone is. https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=1818248&add=1# You do not need to sign up for this. Just click on the "additions" tab and then "add marker". You can give a generic location, does not have to be your exact address.
  7. 6 points


    I need to make a section titles “useless rants” for posts I need to make a section titled “Useless Rants” for these totally useless one post wonder rants. Lmao
  8. 6 points

    Super clean your windshield

    Maybe others have heard of this before, but I hadn't. . . I followed the procedure shown in this video. So far my windshield has been great in our monsoon rain and the bugs hardly stick. Cool easy trick to improve vision through the windshield. Peace.
  9. 6 points
    Transmission selector switch assembly maybe the problem in as it starts neutral but not park.
  10. 6 points

    DJ comparison

    Have a 2016 Nissan Altima rental this week. Not nearly as nice to drive as my 2011 DJ. Likes: Engine has plenty of power, transmission shifts super smooth, base comes with backup cam,great fuel efficiency. Dislikes: Steering wheel is too small, interior controls are wonky, seats are a strange material, no lumbar adjustment, backup cam screen is small. Overall the Altima is not as fun to drive as my DJ. Lots of interior noise and twitchy steering. Small steering wheel makes that worse. Engine and transmission seem good but I'm afraid to use all of the power. Maybe that would get better with time. I miss the cargo space of my DJ this week. Anyway, good car, but I prefer my 5 year old DJ overall. Peace.
  11. 6 points
    I am in the process of installing a pair of subs and an amp. I made a custom fiberglass enclosure molded from the storage bin. I will try to post a thread when I am fully done. This is my first fiberglass enclosure.
  12. 6 points
    Turn key flawless vehicle. There are one or two recall notices sitting in the glove box if I ever get to the dealer, but I see no need to. This Dodge has been truly excellent. Still love the performance of the engine and transmission (I have a cherished memory of totally shamed some poser driving a bmw suv from more than one stop light, oh so sad). We love the ride and the comfort. We get positive comments and lookers still today. Really cannot be happier, what incredible value! oh and no sunroof leaks..ever. And we frequent high pressure touch-less carwashes. lol. This is our first new dodge suv, wont be our last. Our first new dodge was a 09 challenger, again, never been back to dealer for any issues whatsoever but for a recall it had no issue with. Very impressive car. Love it!
  13. 6 points

    Can't Unlock Maps

    THEY had to change it, but IT didn't have to be changed. I've brought these back from the dead and it is relatively simple to do. If you read what I wrote you'll know that I think it is an FCA policy for some reason, perhaps because the fix requires about 2 hours of someone babysitting the vehicle while it processes the data. Supposedly they've got it figured out now (finally). The latest software for the radio and navigator have been incorporated into the R65 recall. The only problem is that if they DON'T have it figured out, the recall implies that this is a one-shot affair - they go at it and then you're on your own. If you have the latest radio, a decent Internet connection, a reasonable 8 gig USB stick and a couple of hours to spend on it I can probably walk you though the repair and you can avoid going back to the dealer. I would need to know what firmware your navigator is running, which you can read as it begins to start up.
  14. 6 points
  15. 6 points
    Ask your selling dealer to schedule the car to be seen by their District Service Manager. The car still falls well within the basic 3/36 warranty as you are aware. Digital imaging is required for authorization prior to performing warranty paint repair issues which is what the dealer did for you, but I really don't understand why your claim was denied based on the location of the damage and the warranty status of your car. The DSM has the authority to override a denied claim if he/she deems the repair as warrantable, and if the denied claim is overturned by the DSM then your dealer can go ahead and repair the car and their claim will be paid.
  16. 6 points
    If you want advice about how to fix your car, remember that you are the eyes and ears of your helpers. So, you need to be a good witness. Here are some dos and donts Do record the year, transmission type, mileage and engine size of your vehicle, and any pertinent history of repairs. Do provide as many details as you can about the problem. Dont ask, does anybody know how to fix a Dodge? dont ask, how do you fix brakes? Vague questions like that are a red flag that the person has no clue about auto repair, so dont be surprised if you get simple answers back. If you show some evidence of your skill set, then those offering advice can better adjust the explanation to your knowledge level. And, there is less risk of walking somebody down a repair pathway that puts them in danger of causing more problems. Dont just say my car wont start. You need to be a better observer. Heres an example. I have a 2013 automatic transmission 3.6L with 50,000 miles that wont start today. Its never had any serious repair and its had no major maintenance before. Last night while I was driving the engine suddenly quit, so I coasted to a stop on the road, a block from my house. Dash lights and headlights stayed on until I turned the key off. That night I couldnt restart it, so I walked home. This morning I stepped into the truck and I turned the key to on. Just after I turn the key to on, I hear the fuel pump motor come on for a couple of seconds. The lights on the dash come on, the headlights work normally. The fuel gauge reads 3/4 full. When I turn the key to start I hear the starter motor engage, and I hear and feel the crankshaft spin. I can see the serpentine belt moving when I try to start the vehicle. But it spins the motor at a faster than normal speed, with an unusually smooth whirring sound and no evidence of ignition. The above history, presented in the kind of smooth and logical way that a mechanic would normally approach the problem, rings familiar bells and makes it much easier for others to help. Unless youre sure, dont start the description with your diagnosis. For example, dont start with the question how do I replace a thermostat Rather, give the problem, the evidence, and only then discuss why you think you need a new thermostat. You might find that the white smoke out your exhaust that you didnt mention is also related to the overheating radiator. Do provide as many clues as you can. for example if the problem only happens in damp or cold weather, mention it. Do consider making a video of the problem. Posting video on Youtube is free, easy, and fun. A short video of your problem can make a huge difference as to how much youll get out of your effort. And youll likely meet a lot of interesting friends along the way. Finally, one more thing. Remember to keep your thread active, right to the point that the problem is solved and answered. Everybody who helps out on this forum wants to see how things ended up. If you ask a question on this forum, you owe those who try to help the courtesy of telling them what the solution was, even if you eventually had it fixed by a pro. Good Luck!
  17. 6 points
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  18. 6 points

    Jettison the Spare Tire??

    Call me old school, but I don't want to be anywhere without a spare. I've, fortunately, not needed one in a very long time, but I still wouldn't lose that peace of mind feeling it gives me.
  19. 6 points

    Broke down....

    and bought new tires! Got to 40,000 miles on the factory Kuhmo's. Tread was almost to the wear bars, so I figured I'd go ahead and replace them now before snow season gets here. Picked up a set of Falken Pro G4 all season's from discount tire for $112 each.
  20. 6 points
    Perhaps the master cylinder reservoir has just enough brake fluid to cover the fluid level sensor and when you stop hard the sensor is momentarily exposed triggering the chime/light. The level in the reservoir will lower as the pads wear. Try filling the reservoir to the full mark.
  21. 6 points
    The last time I had a loud noise in the front, I moved my mother-in-law to the back seat!,
  22. 6 points

    Towing Feedback

    Along with the good information from jkeaton, I'll add that the DJ doesn't have the engine cooling or transmission cooling capacity required for any serious towing. The DJ's towing is aimed at a bicycle rack in the hitch or a small, open landscaping trailer. Before you rush out and buy an RV (travel trailer), even one within your DJ's weight limit, look up the frontal area restriction for your DJ. Regardless of the weight of the trailer, you will also find a "frontal area maximum" that is allowed. Frontal area and weight are the two biggest limiters for trailers. The ability to pull a large flat wall through the air at highway speeds demands much more from an engine / drive train, than does a smaller frontal area as found on popup RVs or utility trailers and boats. I've been RVing for quite a few years and the DJ is not a vehicle I would choose to pull an RV trailer.
  23. 6 points

    just did the exhaust

    You're kind of a douche bag. For someone who doesn't want it to sound like you're bagging on his ride, you sure went out of your way to be a dick. Like you said, not everyone is expected to like each other's taste, but the way you went about it was childish and ridiculous.
  24. 6 points

    Stupid bird

    On second thought, I think it may have been a duck. I didn't notice the big quack in the bumper before!
  25. 6 points
    I have a Toro Lawn Mower and Snow Blower.
  26. 6 points

    Mopar Power Wagon

    From the album Ritch's Journey

  27. 6 points
    Hi all, After few months of stage by stage mod, I finally completed my plan, here is my Journey 2015 edition: LED headlight (2nd gen aftermarket headlights) DRL (installed by auto-electrian, need tiny mod to fuse box) Together with LED turn signal light HID low beam & 6 mini led high beam Detail look into the headlights Shark fin antenna (not a dummy) Back (little chrome touch, and a V6 badge) Finally the light effect at night http://i.imgur.com/wGb0JKI.jpg
  28. 6 points

    Top speed

    My "speeding" is limited to 5 mph over whatever the posted speed limit is, except in school zones, which I do exactly the limit. I lived young and restless (and reckless) in my younger days and spent the better part of 10 years trying to clean my driving record up so it did not cost me $6000 a year for liability only insurance on a $2500 beater car. If I want to go fast, I'll pay for a few laps at a Richard Petty driving school or something, Not the least bit worth it to me and I do hope ya'll are on lonely stretches of road out in the middle of nowhere when your testing the top speed limiter and not endangering other drivers. I'll stop being the dad now.
  29. 6 points
    Let me know if there is anything else you need instructions on.
  30. 6 points
  31. 5 points

    Custom UCONNECT Access

    ALPHA 0.1.0 released! Hardware requirements can be found on our page, www.Auto-Mated.com So i'm in the process of sniffing all the ODB calls for most, if not all of the features in my journey. My hope is to create a webservice for remotely starting my car, viewing travel information, as well as logging any vehicle troubles. I'm also taking it a step further in automating things (Think, Jarvis from Ironman), but i'm sure that most of you won't be interested in that. In either case, I successfully sniffed the remote start/stop as well as the lock, unlock calls for my journey last night, and was able to replicate them all with my laptop/cellphone. Now that I have the basic uconnect features locked down (all other odb calls such as errors and metrics are simple), i'm going to build the raspberry pi image and test it out. I'm going to use this forum post to keep folks up to date on things and take suggestions for additional features. I'm a developer by trade, so i'll probably end up making a community site like uconnect access, that allows you to login and remotely start your car, track oil changes, travel summaries and all other data we can yank from the vehicle. I expect that I will provide more information and control of your journey, than the stock Uconnect Access provides.. Stand by for updates! Oh, btw. I plan on making the service opensource, but with a very very small fee to cover server costs, outside what it would cost you to get a wireless access dongle from a reputible cellular carrier. AMAZON ITEM LIST: http://amzn.com/w/3O0EQA5K1PQAF
  32. 5 points
    Sensitivity. Wish there was a knob to turn it down these days.
  33. 5 points
    There is a STAR case which deals with this issue. It involves replacing the Transmission Range Sensor (essentially the Neutral Safety Switch) and adding a redundant ground in the same circuit. We've done it a few times and it solves the problem.
  34. 5 points

    Seems a good ride...

    ... owned and driven (maybe not a whole lot) for a year and a half + now, nearly 10K miles and all seems well with the 2015 DJC V6. Initial problem with fueling up was corrected at dealership with a replacement fuel filler neck assembly, two FCA recalls completed (one pending) and a minor broken part by a service technician (dealership will replace) are the only issues thus far. I'm well aware that not all DJ owners are satisfied with theirs for various reasons and I hope they can get any and all problems and/ or issues resolved to their complete satisfaction, praise the Lord mine has been 'a good ride' !
  35. 5 points
    I suspect a timing chain guide issue, or cam phaser on the head that was replaced. The guides are sensitive to re-installation and must be done just so. It is not a normal noise; return it and have it corrected.
  36. 5 points

    PIcking up my Journey tomorrow...

    Here are some pictures of my new DJ...Absolutely fell in this love with this bad boy.....
  37. 5 points

    DIY Maintenance and Repair Guides

  38. 5 points

    First road trip and impressions

    So I have had the Journey one day and did the first half of a 450 mile road trip. It was mostly highway driving, nearly 4 hours, going from about 200' elevation to 2,000'. The 4 cylinder/6 speed had plenty of power. I was hauling a few hundred pounds of cargo and the car handled it with ease even when climbing mountains. No signs of struggle from the 2.4L. The transmission shifts are quiet, smooth and barely perceptible and power was delivered when needed. The ride was quiet and comfortable and spending that much time on the road allowed me and the car to get acquainted. Handling on twisting mountain roads very good, even at speeds of 50+ mph. EVIC was reporting around 28 mpg with the above stated load and my heavy foot. Cargo space with the rear seats folded down is cavernous. It swallowed up a 6' folding table easily. Once evening fell, I found the headlights to be more than adequate and the high beams really cut through the total darkness. Overall, I am quite impressed by the maiden "journey". I just have to load up a USB stick so I don't have to station surf. This is not my first Dodge and is my 10th Mopar vehicle (5 Jeeps, 5 cars).
  39. 5 points

    Popping noise rear doors

    On the top of the bottom hinge is a pawl with dentents that hold the door open at specific intervals. This is where the noise will originate. Put some Lithium grease on the pawls. The detents are semi-circular.
  40. 5 points

    First road trip and impressions

    The Journey is a great vehicle to drive cross country, have gone from San Diego to Texas three times and from San Diego to Idaho about 4 times with no problems at all. will post some pics later on.
  41. 5 points

    Barbera's Autoland in Philly

    Sales, parts, and service all different departments run by different people, so experiences will be different, all in the same building. I bought my Journey at Southfield Dodge, closest to my house, and the sales staff were "okay". They tried to pull some tricks on me to lower my trade value and I wasn't having it. Then our other Journey needed a new wheel speed sensor, and it took their service department a week to find the problem and fix it, and it was nearly impossible to get them to talk to us while they had the car without getting in their faces about it. That wasn't a weeks worth of diagnosis. That was a weeks worth of the car sitting in their service lot untouched. They were not busy. Suburban Chrysler in Troy is generally better for both sales and service. That's where I go for service now, though they outsource their scheduling department to an outside company, so when we show up for an appointment they almost never are prepared since they aren't expecting us. It was fine when I needed a washer fluid sensor, but getting the remote start and rock guards installed on the blacktop was irritating when an appointment was set, and the guy doing the installation had already left for the day. Had to leave it overnight. My next purchase, if it is new, will likely be from Szott M-59. They're about 40 minutes away, 15-20 miles. The local mopar enthusiast group is in love with that dealer, and that dealer is a sponsor to the group, so a good deal is possible. Has to be, with all the members who have bought brand new Dodges and Jeeps (including AEV Wranglers) from them. Their service also gets glowing reviews, but it's a bit far to go for an oil change. Thankfully oil changes and tire rotations are handled by fastlanes now, so I don't need an appointment. Just 30 minutes to an hour depending on their customer volume that day.
  42. 5 points

    Its the little things

    The front seat head rests are designed to tilt from the bottom (hinged at the top) for driver and passenger comfort. In the event of a sufficient collision, they will deploy (also pushes out from the top) to reduce neck injuries.
  43. 5 points


    I have been watching 11journeybama, because he and I were so close. We were neck in neck. I PM'd him, to let him know I was onto his game: he was on the forum Liking posts until he couldn't Like any more, just to keep up with me, but wasn't posting. I asked him to come back, because I missed his humor. He never replied and now I am ahead of him, but nowhere near you 2!
  44. 5 points
    @Journeyman - Your post is timely! Tomorrow morning (Monday) I was going to call about an R/T that has everything - but about 4 hours from me. I decided to go to an R/T because other vehicles didn't have all the features and I figured an R/T would guarantee that. But with your post I see that a Crew could have everything I want plus a not-as-firm suspension. That is the first I have heard of that! And your thoughts about the upgraded chrome trim and softer suspension are just what I am thinking. So then I did another search on a bunch of websites and I find a 2013 Crew that appears to have everything and it is right here in town at a local dealership! So you may have saved me a lot of hassle dealing long distance on a purchase! Can I send you a beer??
  45. 5 points

    Car is unlocked/alarm still active

    Yes, drive the POS off a cliff. That will solve all your problems.
  46. 5 points

    Towing camper with 2014 Journey 6cy

    It is the black thing that blocks the glove compartment light.
  47. 5 points
    Awesome. The troll has been banished. She might would enjoy her journey if the gear shifter wasn't up her ass all the time.
  48. 5 points
    Hey all I'm new to this site (I'm a member to other Mopar based classic car sites). My wife and I purchased a 2013 Crew that she's been using as her daily driver. The plan was for me to take it over when my daily driver (a 2005 Neon) died, Well the Neon didn't die, but was traded in on a 2015 Journey R/T lease (for my wife). We are now a 2 Journey (plus a 2003 Liberty my kids share, and my toy a 1971 Dodge Dart GT) family!
  49. 5 points

    Purple Coolant in 2014

    Its a wallet busting $40 that wont be needed for 100k miles....and we're complaining? I just pumped $60 in the tank, and ill do it again in 5 days.....
  50. 5 points

    Flowmaster Super 40

    Stock resonator still on, but coming off when the tips come in next week. Single in single out super 40, used stock t split w new pipes out the back